Brazilian labour minister Carlos Lupi has given his support for airline workers’ demand for a 10% increase in wages. He said Brazilian carriers Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes and Tam have made a lot of money from increased traffic by the nation’s growing middle class and has said a 10% wage increase wont stoke inflation in the country. Demand for domestic traffic rose significantly in 2010, and Gol expects domestic air demand to increase 10% to 15% in 2011. “A virtuous economic cycle favors the worker,” Lupi said. “If wages fueled inflation, the world would be finished. We have a growing

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